This Winter Warm Up With Weaving

When the snow starts to fly, the urge to weave follows shortly thereafter. Whether you have a Standard Floor Loom or Zoom Loom, we have a collection of cozy projects to get you started. Here, too are some recommendations for gifts to add to your holiday gift-giving list–whether for yourself or your favorite weaver.

Cherry Wolf Looms are still available (limited edition) and if you order from your dealer by November 11th, chances are it’ll arrive in time for the holidays! Choose from: Cherry Wolf Pup LT, Baby Wolf 8H, and Mighty Wolf 8H. We have a range of accessories available for the cherry looms: ask your local dealer for more information!

Once in hand, warp your new Cherry Wolf Loom with a warm wrap or shawl!

Wrap on the loom

Looking for something smaller? The Cricket Loom is still a hit with weavers of all ages! The 15″ Cricket Loom is friendly and easy to learn on–a great first loom. This versatile, rigid heddle loom is ideal for the knitters in your life–and uses up stash yarn in a flash! Below is an example of a scarf that uses leftover lengths of yarn that would normally be too short for a knitting project.

Four scarves made from leftover knitting yarn

It’s easier than ever to carry your weaving loom with the  Cricket bag. Woven for us by Mayan Hands in Guatemala, our Cricket Bag is available in three colors and two sizes (10″ and 15″). Purchase of the Cricket Bag helps support weavers and their families, as well as sustaining a traditional weaving tradition.

Weaving is just as portable as knitting when you travel with the Zoom Loom, a fantastic gateway into the craft of weaving. Have you heard of the “Cozy Memories Blanket” that is so popular with knitters these days? Using 8 yards of sock weight yarn (just over 2 grams) you can use up all of those small bits of yarn in woven squares and join them together. This makes for a lighter weight blanket and a faster project!

Blanket made using many different yarns

Here’s a list of the “last date to order” for our products in order to receive them before the holidays. Share this list with your loved ones to ensure pre-holiday shipping.

Product Last Day to Order
Wolf Looms, Floor Looms, Table Loom Nov 11th
Matchless, Ladybug, Sidekick Nov 18th
Accessories, Small Looms, Bulky Packages Nov 25th
Crickets, Cricket Accessories, Zoom Looms Dec 2nd

 

Benjamin Krudwig

Benjamin has a double degree in biology and photography (he also spins, weaves, knits and crochets.) His work can be seen in Handwoven, Spin-Off and the SIP Easy Weaving With Little Looms.